Last round

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AussieAssCancer
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Last round

Postby AussieAssCancer » Sun Aug 21, 2016 9:44 pm

So I'm lying on the couch with that Whiney pump after my last infusion. Onc cut out the Oxaliplatin due to neuropathy getting worse since the last infusion.

Can't tell you how happy it makes me to be able to drink/eat cold things during treatment and man those beers on Wednesday when I'm unhooked are going to taste awesome!

Regards to everyone's butts

GK
Dx Oct '15 w/ Stage 3c RC/ CEA 8
Nov '15 - Jan '16: 3x FOLFOX and 5wks Chemoradiation w/ Xeloda
March '16: ULAR w/ temp ileostomy
Complete pathological response incl 0/12 nodes
May - Aug '16: 9x FOLFOX (dropped Oxaliplatin for final Rd due to neuropathy)
Clear CT scans in April ‘16 (NED), Dec ‘16, Aug ‘17, Feb ‘18, March ‘19, Feb ‘20
Feb '17: Ileostomy reversed
CEA Post Surgery: ALWAYS 2

Blog: kickingrectalcancerintheassblog
https://kickingrectalcancerintheassblog.wordpress.com/

midlifemom
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Location: NJ

Re: Last round

Postby midlifemom » Mon Aug 22, 2016 8:03 am

Congrats on it being your last round!
May you find recovery from this round easier because of the lack of oxi.

Enjoy those cold beers - and have one for each of us that can't have any, whether due to being on oxi or due to liver damage. That's one for me - anyone else?
Stage 3 cc - dx Jan '14 age 53, cea 2.9
t2n2m0, KRAS mutant, MSS
Folfox Feb - Aug '14
Nov '14 cea 27.7 -2 liver masses
Dec '14 left lobectomy and HAI
Jan '15 FUDR and FOLFIRI
Aug '15 fudr done, liver clear, add avastin for lungs. Cea 4.3
Feb '16 CEA rising
May '16 2 wk break then drop Iri for 6 weeks.
Jul '16 cancer grew, constricted main bile duct. Stent inserted. On break till jaundice clears. CEA climbing. Doing reduced Folfox. Allergic to Oxali.
Sep'16 chemo failed. Trial or hospice?

AussieAssCancer
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Joined: Sat May 21, 2016 10:16 am

Re: Last round

Postby AussieAssCancer » Mon Aug 22, 2016 8:50 am

Thanks Midlifemom, will definitely have a cold one for you, and everyone else who can't!
Dx Oct '15 w/ Stage 3c RC/ CEA 8
Nov '15 - Jan '16: 3x FOLFOX and 5wks Chemoradiation w/ Xeloda
March '16: ULAR w/ temp ileostomy
Complete pathological response incl 0/12 nodes
May - Aug '16: 9x FOLFOX (dropped Oxaliplatin for final Rd due to neuropathy)
Clear CT scans in April ‘16 (NED), Dec ‘16, Aug ‘17, Feb ‘18, March ‘19, Feb ‘20
Feb '17: Ileostomy reversed
CEA Post Surgery: ALWAYS 2

Blog: kickingrectalcancerintheassblog
https://kickingrectalcancerintheassblog.wordpress.com/

teri3
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Joined: Fri Jan 09, 2015 11:03 am

Re: Last round

Postby teri3 » Mon Aug 22, 2016 9:21 am

YAY! Good for you on your last treatment and getting rid of that annoying pump!! But beware it took me a while to be able to drink cold things again, not real long. I worked in a brewery so like you I couldn't wait to toast the end of the whining pump with a ice cold one :D
58 yrs old female
MSS KRAS mutation G12V
adenocarcinoma sigmoid colon dx 11-14
sigmoidectomy 11-14
Stage 3A
3 out of 20 lymph nodes involved
started FolFox 1-27-15
11 rounds FOLFOX last one 6-30-2015
7-29-2015 PET clear
5-14-2016 CT 2 nodules one in each lung
Confirmed pulmonary metastasis stage 4
FOLFIRi + Avistin started 8-16 11 rounds complete 12-16
CT 12-16 nodules shrunk chemo break wait and see :?
CT growth
VATS l lung 4 10 17
VATS r lung 4 24 17
CT 2 nodules r up and l low :(

DarknessEmbraced
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Joined: Sat Nov 01, 2014 4:54 pm
Facebook Username: Riann Fletcher
Location: New Brunswick, Canada

Re: Last round

Postby DarknessEmbraced » Mon Aug 22, 2016 10:43 am

I'm glad you're on your last round!*hugs*
Diagnosed 10/28/14, age 36
Colon Resection 11/20/14, LAR (no illeo)
Stage 2a colon cancer, T3NOMO
Lymph-vascular invasion undetermined
0/22 lymph nodes
No chemo, no radiation
Clear Colonoscopy 04/29/15
NED 10/20/15
Ischemic Colitis 01/21/16
NED 11/10/16
CT Scan moved up due to high CEA 08/21/17
NED 09/25/17
NED 12/21/18
Clear colonoscopy 09/23/19
Clear 5 year scans 11/21/19- Considered cured! :)

jhocno197
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Joined: Mon May 11, 2015 9:33 pm

Re: Last round

Postby jhocno197 » Mon Aug 22, 2016 1:15 pm

Regards!
DH - dx Dec 2014, stage IV with bladder & peritoneal involvement - non-resectable
Colostomy
FOLFOX failed
FOLFIRI failed
Tumor actually distending pelvic skin
Not a candidate for last-ditch pelvic exenteration
Stivarga finally begun 2/19/16
Tumor growing/fungating
Lonsurf started 11/18/16
Died 3/10/17

dmondgirl
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Joined: Thu Apr 14, 2016 1:54 pm

Re: Last round

Postby dmondgirl » Mon Aug 22, 2016 1:51 pm

Congratulations!!! wishing you many blessings!!!!
Fiance – Diagnosed 7/ 2015 @ 41yrs old- rectal cancer
Initial staging - T3N0M0
4 tx of Folfox/5FU
28 radiation with Xeloda
LAR surgery 3/17/16 final stating T2N1M0.

Rough Recovery
9/16-Recurrence @ resected area
Biopsy - Poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma, with signet ring cell features & neuroendocrine differentiation.

8 tx of Folfiri! No shrinkage everything stable .. lymph nodes behind his abdominal area grew a little bit
4 tx of Erbitux + Irinotecan- No shrinkage everything stable

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BeansMama
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Joined: Thu Jan 28, 2016 1:38 am
Location: North Carolina

Re: Last round

Postby BeansMama » Mon Aug 22, 2016 8:32 pm

Congrats on being on your last round!!!
41 yrs old
Tumor found 9/2015
Surgery 1 - 11/2015 LAR and colostomy
Surgery 2 - 11/2015 wound vac
Surgery 3 - 12/2015 revise resection, move colostomy
Mets to liver - tumor inoperable - one add'l met destroyed
Stage IVa (T3 N2a M1a)
Primary tumor 9 cm x 7.5 cm x 2 cm
Beginning Folfox 1/2016 - Failed
Beginning Folfiri and vectibix 8/2016 — Failed
Beginning Folfirinox + Avastin 11/2016 - Failed
Beginning Keytruda 1/2017
CEA drop from 345 to 7.3 after starting immunotherapy
Lynch positive 3/2016

mike1965
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Joined: Mon Jan 25, 2016 11:07 pm

Re: Last round

Postby mike1965 » Mon Aug 22, 2016 8:57 pm

Great news. I am sitting here with the whining pump on round 10 with two to go. I can not wait. I pray all goes well going forward for you.
Colonoscopy 09/06/15 Doctor removed polyp
DX - Rectal cancer 09/10/2015 T1M0N0
Surgeon recommended wait and see approach 09/2015
Tumor board recommended LARs Surgery 10/2015
Oncologist and PCP recommended LARs Surgery 11/2015
Seeking 2nd opinion from another Surgeon 01/2016
Having Sigmoidscopy on 02/01/16.
Figured out treatment 02/2016
LARS Surgery 03/2016
Stage 3A T1 N1C M0
Chemo Folfox to begin 04/18/16

Pita
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Joined: Wed Feb 10, 2016 3:48 pm
Location: So Calif

Re: Last round

Postby Pita » Tue Aug 23, 2016 12:24 am

Hope it's going well for you!!! Congrats on last round :)
70yo Fem DX: 1/21/2016 RC Stage IV-Nodules lungs
MSS-Kras Wild-Lynch Synd Neg-Lung Biopsy 1/27/16-Port 2/19/16
MRI 7/7/16 Endometrial polyp found, watching LAR 7/19/16, No Ileostomy, Stage ypT3 N1
CT 11/7/16: Most mets stable,1 shrunk,1 new??
CEA Tests: 1/21/16=20, 12/22/16=5.3, 1/20/17=4.8, 2/15/17=6.2
9/20/16-1/24/17 Folfuri & Avastin
#10/10 Done
PET/CT 2/10/16-1/31/17=Some shrunk & growth to 2, Avastin failing ??? :evil:
2/21/17 Folfuri & Avastin

AnnClare
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Joined: Wed Sep 09, 2015 3:31 pm

Re: Last round

Postby AnnClare » Tue Aug 23, 2016 2:48 pm

Woo hoo!! So happy for you! Enjoy those beers, and all the other good stuff life has to offer. :)
42 yr. old female
Rectal cancer Stage 3C T3 N1 M0 - Sept 2015
28 rounds radiation w/Xeloda - Nov - Dec 2015
2/17/16 - Surgery to remove rectal tumor, lymph nodes (2/20+), ovaries & fallopian tubes, temp. ileostomy
3/28/16 - 9/26/16 -12 rounds FOLFOX w/full oxi
Ileo reversal 10/27/16; Port removed 12/1/16
Lung mets confirmed 2/6/17
March-May 2017 - brain mets; brain rad. 5/9-5/29/17

aja1121
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Joined: Sat Jun 28, 2014 5:12 pm

Re: Last round

Postby aja1121 » Tue Aug 23, 2016 2:52 pm

Congratulations!!
05/23/14 DH dx Stage 3B rectal ca (age 41)
6/2014 chemorad | 10/2014 LAR, all nodes clean
FOLFOX x 10 | VATS/lung met | ileo reversal
09/15 local recurrence
10/15 colostomy
11/15 FOLFIRI x 4, major growth
02/16 tumor debulked
Stable ten months on Xeloda/Avastin
Growth on clinical trials NCT02024607 (BBI608 + FOLFIRI), NCT02817633 (anti-PD-1 + anti-TIM-3), NCT03175224 (c-Met inhibitor)
09/27/2018 started hospice
02/07/19 died

AussieAssCancer
Posts: 258
Joined: Sat May 21, 2016 10:16 am

Re: Last round

Postby AussieAssCancer » Tue Aug 23, 2016 8:22 pm

Thanks guys. I have unfortunately fine form having the day off to celebrate with a nice lunch with my wife to being stuck in court for most of the morning (I'm a State Prosecutor, sort of like the US Assistant DA) so don't have much choice when my services are required.

The judge is most amused by my pump repeatedly beeping and reminding me I should be at the hospital.

Plan for the rest of the day is some bubbles, and maybe a cheeky scotch and celebratory cigar on my balcony overlooking the harbour. Might even post some pics :wink:

Big love y'all

GK
Dx Oct '15 w/ Stage 3c RC/ CEA 8
Nov '15 - Jan '16: 3x FOLFOX and 5wks Chemoradiation w/ Xeloda
March '16: ULAR w/ temp ileostomy
Complete pathological response incl 0/12 nodes
May - Aug '16: 9x FOLFOX (dropped Oxaliplatin for final Rd due to neuropathy)
Clear CT scans in April ‘16 (NED), Dec ‘16, Aug ‘17, Feb ‘18, March ‘19, Feb ‘20
Feb '17: Ileostomy reversed
CEA Post Surgery: ALWAYS 2

Blog: kickingrectalcancerintheassblog
https://kickingrectalcancerintheassblog.wordpress.com/

Soccermom2boys
Posts: 216
Joined: Tue Nov 10, 2015 10:29 pm

Re: Last round

Postby Soccermom2boys » Tue Aug 23, 2016 10:43 pm

Woo hoo! So very happy for you! Were you in full swagger mode when you went for your disconnect?! :lol:
8/3/15 Went in with a hemorrhoid, came out with a tumor
8/12/15 Biopsy from colonoscopy confirms RC (45 yrs old--zero family history!)
9/21 - 10/29/15 chemorad 28 tx (with Xeloda)
12/17/15 APR with perm colostomy
Pathology report stages me as IIIA (T2N1M0)--1/15 LN detects cancer
2/3/16 chemo port inserted
2/8-6/2/16 8 rounds of Folfox


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